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31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for November 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen.

27 Dec 2017 description
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  1. In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $4.6 billion (62%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.8 billion (38%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.96 billion (53%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.62 billion (47%).

26 Dec 2017 description

Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.

Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.

Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.



Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

24 Dec 2017 description

Updates on Achievements

UNHCR together with government counterparts and partners continued providing assistance to Somali refugees who decided to voluntarily return home. To ensure sustainable reintegration of Somali refugee returnees, UNHCR provides the enhanced return package2 . Detailed achievements throughout November are presented below per sector.

Protection and Return Support

Return Management

22 Dec 2017 description

Djibouti – The Ministry of Health of Djibouti in collaboration with IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s office in Djibouti have launched a mobile patrol programme on 12 December 2017 to assist migrants in all five regions of the country.

18 Dec 2017 description

On visit to southern port city of Kismayo, Grandi praises progress and pledges continued investment and support.

By Melissa Fleming

KISMAYO – On a visit to the recovering southern port city of Kismayo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, pledged to continue investing in housing, education and livelihoods for returning refugees, IDPs and the local population.

16 Dec 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 12 décembre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite de l’entrée en vigueur de nouvelles lois sur les réfugiés à Djibouti, qui rationalisent les procédures de détermination du statut de réfugié et leur assurent davantage d’opportunités pour leur intégration socio-économique.

15 Dec 2017 description

Filippo Grandi applauds Djibouti for recognizing the need to view camps as villages, calls the country an example to Africa and the world.

By Catherine Wachiaya | 15 December 2017

ALI ADDEH, Djibouti – Crowds of hundreds of excited refugees welcomed the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi as he arrived at the dusty, remote Ali Addeh refugee camp in the desert of southern Djibouti.

The camp, established at the start of the Somalia conflict in 1992, is home to more than 15,000 Somali refugees, many who were born there.

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission
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MEMO - EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to foster stability in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The European Commission has announced today 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region.

13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Djibouti, le 13 Décembre 2017 – La Direction de l’Hydraulique Rurale du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Eau, de l’Elevage, de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques, a procédé ce jour à la validation du premier Plan Stratégique de l’Assainissement Individuel à Djibouti, avec l’appui de ses partenaires, dont l’USAID et l’UNICEF.

12 Dec 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the coming into force of new Refugee Laws in Djibouti that streamline refugee status determination procedures and grants more opportunities for their socio-economic integration.

The new laws come into effect as Djibouti’s president, Ismail Omar Guelleh, signed two decrees on Thursday 7 December. The newly introduced laws also facilitate better access to social services like healthcare, education, and employment opportunities.

08 Dec 2017 description


This report is part of IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile. DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset and a key findings one pager.


During October – November 2017 DTM Libya’s Mobility Tracking identified 432,574 migrants* across all 22 mantikas (regions) in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 531 muhallas.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

7 décembre 2017 – Trente-sept pays, dont 29 se trouvant en Afrique, ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a mis en garde jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans son dernier rapport sur les 'Perspectives de récolte et la situation alimentaire'.